Buying the LPs sampled on Nice Enough to Eat.
Side 2 of the Canadian LP opens with what is probably this band’s most celebrated song, “See My Way”. This is one of those tracks that, in my view, comes close to perfection. Certainly it is pure classic Pig, alternating quiet bits with louder driving bits, but quite apart from that, it is sheer objective brilliance in its own right. Curiously, it was included on the UK version of the second album, “Getting to This”.
Mick Abrahams’ notes put it like this:
“A very reputable member of a British music periodical wrote that some parts of this sounded like Ravel’s “Bolero”. I own up – we never heard of Ravel, nor have I ever had a periodical. (Could be a load of old boleros).”
There is another Pig version of this somewhere in my collection, which in my view is much less subtle, much less well arranged, and generally inferior. I shall endeavour to give further details in some later post.